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Re: [libreoffice-marketing] The Default Currency for Nigeria is divisive


Hi Onyeibo,

Le 22/02/2019 à 02:37, Onyeibo Oku a écrit :
> Good morning everyone,
>
> Recently, I tried to configure locale and Currency settings in
> Libreoffice 6.2 to reflect my nationality. I ended up with mixed-
> feelings. I was happy to see that the developers/designers considered
> Nigeria. However, the currency tag or short-description there
> presented only one tribe in the multilingual country. Nigerians are
> sensitive to issues suggesting that one tribe has national privileges
> over the rest. Which is why an entry (currency) bearing "NGN
> <currency-symbol> Hausa (Nigeria)" is bad marketing for Nigeria.
>
> Nigeria has three major tribes (with associated languages) namely:
> Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. To avoid conflict between these tribes (and
> others), vendors tend to present their product messages using the
> national Language (English). Otherwise, all major languages will be
> represented.
>
> I suggest that the LibreOffice team should consider replacing the word
> "Hausa" on that entry with "English" or provide entries for other
> tribes as well. This issue bothers on the Currency symbol and its
> associated tag and not about Language settings.
>
> I hope my observation is not convoluted

Thanks a lot for your feedback. As you know the product is driven by the
community and most of the time implementation is done upon interest by
members. And as Italo said, it is inherited from OOo because we miss
people like you to prevent such issues. I guess the best way to solve it
is to implement the two other tribes that are not represented. Would you
like to help us in doing so? If yes, drop me a private mail and I'll
follow-up with you.

Kind regards
Sophie

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